Tag Archives: Frank Sinatra

Willie Salutes Sinatra: Return of the Gentleman’s Code

SKF NOTE: Willie Nelson, one of my favorite musicians, released his new album today, a tribute to Frank Sinatra titled, “My Way.” Last night, prior to today’s album release, I listened to Willie sing “One for My Baby (And One … Continue reading

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Buddy Rich Gets Face Bashed In (1940)

SKF NOTE: Down Beat editors published in their July 15, 1976 issue, A Collection of Lunacy, Prophecy, Controversy, and Commentary From 42 Years of the Contemporary Music Magazine. Forty years ago, when I was starting my career as a music … Continue reading

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Mel Lewis on Sinatra/Ellington’s “Follow Me”

SKF NOTE: The Frank Sinatra/Duke Ellington album, Francis A. & Edward K., is one of my all-time favorites. And, of course, it’s fun and instructive listening to Mel Lewis‘s thoughts on the song, Follow Me. Mel Lewis: That, of course, … Continue reading

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Irv Cottler Rogers Endorsement Ad 1962

SKF NOTE: It’s fun having a scanner and the time and inclination to share some notable old drum ads. This was in the July 5, 1962 Down Beat.

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Sinatra on Stage Fright and Music Professionalism

SKF NOTE: Learning stage fright happens to the some of the giants of music, was a help in overcoming moments of stage fright I had drumming or singing. In my case, the jitters came when stepping outside of my musical … Continue reading

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